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la vega is live at nasa aims in mountain view where people gathered. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon. they were showing a feed of this. now it's just a recording of what it looked like. in the last 40 minutes it came as close as it would to the dearth. just to give you an idea how big it is, we're told it is as big as the size of this entire building, half a football field. on the screen, the asteroid doesn't look that spectacular. it looks like a small dot of light. these are pictures of the astroid being scene from an observatory in australia. it's 150 feet that's been dubbed 2012 da-14. scientists say there's no chance it will hit the earth. space enthusiasts came to watch the asteroid flying by as well as nasa scientists commenting on the significance. we spoke to a nasa expert and a viewer about the asteroid. >> it's coming very close and that gives us a wonderful opportunity to study it up close. and so we can learn a lot more about these types of objects. in terms of its scientist significance, there's depreleft over -- debris left over. >> i think
as a large asteroid makes it very close trip pass the art. these are nasa radar images and illustrations of * d a 14. the 150 m diameter rocks is going to pass so close to earth, that it will be even closer than some satellites! nasa says that it will be the best opportunity " never " to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about astroid past predictions. no need to worry, though, nasa scientists say that it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say and ask for this size would cause an expulsion equivalent to 82 and a half megaton bomb. we will be right back. >> here are the afternoon highs. is going to be a nice day. it will be 69 degrees impala alto. fairfield will be popping out at 70 degrees. bridgman will be at 67 degrees. it will be 71 degrees for santa rosa. your kron 47 day around the bay highlights that warmer weather will be for the weekend and we may see some light rain as we head into next tuesday and wednesday. >> we're not tracking any hot spots but here is your bridge to check. the drive times are still from 18 to 20 minutes. the san mateo bri
that will pass closer than some satellites to the earth. nasa says it is will be the best opportunity ever to witness a near miss but bright sunlight will keep the golden state from seeing it. nasa says there is no need to worry. it will definitely not hit earth. that's good to know. >> 150 meters, that would put a hole in the earth. >> too bad we can't see it. it would be a great show, right, elizabeth. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> it is. what were you talking about? [ laughter ] >> an asteroid! >> oh, okay. got cla. i have been thinking about fog. i have a foggy brain. >>> it's all over the bay area this morning. you can see it in spots towards the bay bridge toll plaza. we were actually just getting word of an accident now. unfortunately it's on the skyway section sounds like it's on the other side of the bridge westbound 80 by the 101 connector so heads up. we don't have major details now but it sounds like possibly lanes blocked. they also turned on the metering lights. that's why we are starting to see delays in the cash and fastrak lanes and we
to close at, it will be closer than some satellites. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about the asteroid have a prediction. the need to worry though, as the scientists say it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say the asteroid this size would cause an explosive equivalent to two and a half ton megaton bomb. >> we are back at 6:45 a.m. and authorities have all arrested the 45 year-old santa clara man for having explosives in his home. police say was a threat against a state senator at leland yee. the bomb squad detonated some of the explosives. the chp will blow up the rest of the close of this morning. a young man was shot on a campus at school and san leandro. investigators are now at that school looking for clues. they will be there for awhile, classes' have been cancelled today. this is the first homicide of the year for the lme that sheriff's office. olympic sprinter oscar the store has been charged with the murder of his third year-old girlfriend was shot dead in his home in south africa. pol
and it will be to bright out, but nasa is planning on streaming video of the flyby over the internet. da 14 is expected to pass by the earth friday morning around 11:30am pacific time. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news >> elsewhere, the current conditions with 59 degrees. 57 and antioch, 50s. oakland, 58. clear skies for the overnight conditions. pretty mild the chance for fog but not much. sunshine for the day tomorrow and on the warm sun for a lot of locations. '70s. after that, we are cooling down and showers are in the seven day forecast. the satellite and writer shore that high- pressure. coming out of that section with the satellite and radar. here is the future cast. 7:00 a.m., a cool down into the 50s. there are no 30's. by noon, we can see that green with 60s. the yellow, is 70's. many of us will be in the upper 70's closer. and we will cool things down by 5:00 p.m.. 60s. 50s for the lighter blue. for the morning lows. downtown san francisco, 40's on the map and some areas in the north bay toward but we are used to that. '70s in the south bay. evergreen, 73 degrees in for their fri
the size of a 15 story building. sun light will obscure the event but nasa will stream the fly by at 11:00 p.m. >>> valentine's day in san francisco always means one thing a huge pillow fight. it is just getting started and ktvu's mike mibach right there in the middle of all of it. >> reporter: it is the calm before the storm of the great pillow fight on valentine's day here in san francisco. it takes place right here in justin herman plaza. the official kickoff is around 6:00 p.m. they will hear the bells ringing and as soon as they hear the bells go it is game on as folks will start slugging away with their pillose. quit the selection. white, brown, pink. lot of costumes as well. talk about your experience. >> first timer. >> what brings you out? >> this is my friend. i am going to find my female tonight. >> reporter: why? >> facebook. she was talking about it today and i wasn't doing anything for valentine's day because i am single. >> reporter: do you have a technique? >> yeah. hold two hands and bring it across. >> reporter: you will have fun. is it chet? >> yeah. >> costume? >> i
was headed our way until a spanish dentist and amateur astronomer randomly discovered it a year ago. nasa doesn't have the resources to look for asteroids. which is why a trio of american astronauts and rocket scientist raise money to launch their own asteroid early warning system called sentinel dedicated telescope scanning the stars for threats. >> this asteroid is a wake up call we should be looking out there. these things do hit the earth. >>reporter: we can keep the plan it safe say scientist, if we just know what is out there headed our way. this is abc news, seattle. >>> that will get our attentio attention. he was in a bigger rush than she was. come up next on 7 news at 9. court ship by a former president. stay with us. i'll through presidents' day, get 36 months interest-free financing and save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. plus, free delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. keep more presidents in your wallet. this special financing offer ends presidents' day
:25. beginning at 11:00 a.m. nasa will broadcast live images of the asteroid online as it sweeps by. >> it doesn't look that big when you look at it like that. >> let's turn things over to jeff live from at&t park. instead of love being in the air, love is in the field. >> yes, it is. i know a lot of you at home are just tuning in right now. we're actually in centerfield at at&t park. they have lent the field to an incredible organization. back behind me they're still preparing for hearst after dark which starts at 7:30. i was out on the dance floor earlier. i think everybody ran the other way. a huge organization coming out for tonight's hearst after dark to raise a lot of money for the greater good here in the community. stephanie bray with san francisco general hospital foundation joins us. stephanie, this is something that you guys at the hospital are working towards all year long. >> yes, absolutely. the work that goes on at the hospital we try to share as much as we can. and get as many people involved. and there are a lot of people involved in putting this event together. >> so this event
million mission is managed by nasa and the u.s. geological survey. >> similolorlar energy >> consider some of the claim is available, but makers of solar panels are dealing with had asa hazardous waste problem. >> state records show that 44 manufacturing facilities in california produced 46.5 million lbs. of hazardous waste from 2007 to the first half of 2011. roughly 97 percent of it was taken to in-state waste still is, but more than 1.4 million lbs. was transported out of state. >> the number of cases of asthma in children is on the rise across them cross country. nearly one in 10 children now suffer from the disease. here in the bay area so the highest concentrations of as much are the same areas where pollution concerns are the highest. in alameda county, the as my escalation rate is nearly twice the state average and the third highest in california. >> three people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for discovery channel show a loss angeles county. it happened early yesterday at polsa rows of red and city of acton. >> authorities say all three people died aboard the heli
it passes by earth tomorrow morning but you will be able to watch the historic site online. nasa will stream the approach starting at 9:00 a.m. at pacific time. the fly-by is expected to be the closest an asteroid has ever come to earth. it will be -- it will be about 17,000 miles from earth. the closest will be in indonesia. astronomers say it's about the size of a white house. >> that's a big boy. >> yeah, it is pretty big. >>> 7:54. >>> steve and i have been on fog patrol. we went on the air at 4:30 we've been watching it for hours now. steve will talk about the fog. but visibility is improving for drivers. if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza, that even looks a little bit better. the fog was pretty low at one point. it's backed under for about a 25 to 30-minute delay. that's your live drive time there. once you get on the bridge, another 12 to 15 minutes on the span. also, contra costa county is beginning to get slower. traffic time is way down from pleasant hill to walnut creek in danville and alamo. let's go to steve. >>> we still have areas of fog. other locations are alrea
east of los angeles. his remains were identified during an autopsy through dental records. >> nasa says an asteroid half the size of a football field will whiz by, close to the earth today. >> inside to say, while there is no cause for concern, it will pass by a remarkably close the distance. around 17,000 mi. or 27,000 kiloliters. tom foreman explains a close call. >> where is this asteroid going to be. it is going to shoot out of the sky and cut right through the top of the satellite built at about 17,000 mi.. is that dangerous? not really. in part because the size of this. the official name is 2012 the a 14. it can travel 18,000 mi. an hour. if it were to hit earth it would have a huge explosion. that would not be enough to harm the turf unless it hit a populated place. it will knock down trees and destroyed areas and several hundred miles. scientists have been tracking it for more than 2 million mi.. they say it will not hit the earth and ms. even though it is a close call. >> tonight at 7 the juchab ot space and science center will hold an asteroid during party for the 2012 da -14
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